Book Review: Around the World in 80 Books

Around the World in 80 Books by David DamroschNonfiction432 pagesPublished: November 16, 2021 by Penguin Publishing Group In January 2020, David Damrosch was developing a plan. He was going to follow in the footsteps of Jules Verne's legendary hero, Phileas Fogg, and travel around the world and in so doing, reflect on the books he … Continue reading Book Review: Around the World in 80 Books

Book Haul: The Lord of the Rings, illustrated edition

Last spring or so, I found out that a new edition of The Lord of the Rings was coming out and that it would include illustrations of Tolkien himself, who in addition to being a philologist, Oxford don, husband, and father, was also a wonderful illustrator. While some editions of The Lord of the Rings … Continue reading Book Haul: The Lord of the Rings, illustrated edition

Movie Review: Dune (2021)

DuneDirected by Denis VilleneuveStarring: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, ZendayaRuntime: 2h 35mRating: PG-13 (Spoilers for both film and book versions of Dune) In the far-flung future, humanity has expanded its domain across the galaxy and settled back into an imperial form of government where entire planets … Continue reading Movie Review: Dune (2021)